Single motherhood places huge strains on the individual and can lead to increased risk of both mental and physical ill health in later years. The health of single mothers matters but at present is seemingly ignored by policy makers.
Can unemployment seriously affect your health? There is growing evidence to suggest that it does. The recession may be over but the impacts of long term unemployment are yet to emerge.
Children born to second and third generation immigrants tend to have a lower birthweight but by the age of five they are often taller than their white peers. What can health professionals looking to target disadvantaged groups learn from recent research examining these questions?
The creation of ‘well-rounded’ young people with ‘character’, resilience, and ‘grit’ is a key priority for the Department for Education. Building resilience and character is crucial to reducing engagement in unhealthy risky behaviours says Jamila Boughelaf of the Mentor alcohol and drugs charity.
Most of the 500,000 people who die each year in the United Kingdom do not receive the palliative care they need, according to new research carried out by a team at the London School of Economics.
Changing the way in which disability benefits are delivered to older people is designed to improve the health and social care system. However, new evidence suggests that it could make matters worse.
The current high levels of sickness and absence from work are unsustainable. There are costs to individuals, businesses and the Government. So why does only 11% of the UK population have any form of income protection insurance and what could an increase in this figure mean for all concerned?
The mental health of our children has been seriously neglected in recent years. Schools are struggling to cope and while support mechanisms exist, they are neither fully understood or utilised.
Writing exclusively for Society Central, the former Minister of State for Mental Health introduces a new review of the evidence. Too many young people are struggling without adequate help, he says.
Poorer groups have been worst affected by changes to direct taxes, benefits and tax credits despite the Coalition’s promise that the rich would carry the burden of austerity, a group of major new reports from LSE suggests. As a result, poverty has been increasing and will get worse in the next five years.